POULTNEY-Poultney Rotary Club members attended and awards dinner held last Saturday at Green Mountain College. Proceeds of the dinner were contributed to Poultney Elementary School. Brig. Gen. Matthew McCoy, the event's guest speaker, is the Vermont National Guard assistant adjutant general.
The dinner included a magician and presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship. The fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary in 1905.
The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation. Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of persons
The activities are funded, implemented, and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.
Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize someone whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace, part of Jeanne Root's speech.